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August 18, 2013

Tebow did nothing to quell doubters

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“He’s a running quarterback,” said Belichick.

Yes, and a pretty good one. And his legs and athletic ability may supersede his throwing ability. And there might be some opportunities, like on two-point conversions or 4th-and-1, when he could find the first down marker and then leave the field.

We have to give Tebow a smidgen of latitude here.

This is a new team with a new system — he hardly touched the ball as a rookie with Josh McDaniels in Denver (three starts). And the pressure of being around Brady must be daunting.

After the game, Tebow was asked to assess his performance. I don’t blame the questioner, but does Tebow need to say anything about what he did Friday night? No. He stunk and every person who saw the game or boxscore know that.

Tebow chose not to answer the question, but his non-answer said enough.

The good news about Tebow from Friday night? Few, if any people, expect anything from him as a quarterback. And, he has no place to go but up.

You can email Bill Burt at bburt@eagletribune.com.

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